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Service Berry Tree

Service Berry Tree

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$3.69
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10 units
Description:
Latin Name- Amelanchier Selection Hardy Planting Zone- 2-9 Mature Height- 6-25 ft Width- 4-20 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun

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The Service Berry Tree ( or Shadbush)-Amelanchier Canadensis is a deciduous North American tree.

It grows wild from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to Alabama in the United States. They have been naturalized in the UK. Serviceberry trees have a reputation for being low-maintenance, drought tolerant, and more deer resistant than other plants. They are commonly used in landscaping for shelter hedges and decoration around ponds and streams.Serviceberry trees grow well in a variety of well-drained soils. Service Berry Tree prefers full sun to part shade. Serviceberry trees grow 8 to 20 feet high and have a spread of 4 to 15 feet. It does best in USDA Hardiness zones 2 through 9. It has a medium growth rate and does well in average to the medium soil of a variety of types. Be sure that the soil is well drained to prevent root rot.

The gray bark of the Service Berry Tree looks different depending on the age of the tree.

A young plant has smooth bark, and an older plant has rougher, more cracked bark. Interestingly, a medicinal compound of this bark has been historically used as a disinfectant wash to treat wounds.White flowers bloom in clusters on Serviceberry trees in June and July. These fragrant bunches attract butterflies. After the blooms drop in late summer, green berries remain. Before fall these berries will change color from green to red to dark purple-black. The berries are said to be similar to apples in flavor and may be used in pies, preserves, and jams. They can also be eaten right off the tree like blueberries.Serviceberry wood has been used to make tool handles. The leaves have been made into a tea that has proven to help ease the symptoms of many stomach complaints. Serviceberry roots and stumps are used as rootstock for other fruit trees, especially apples and pears. Another exciting use for the Serviceberry tree is as bonsai.

Service Berry Tree is a beautiful tree that offers something different for every season.

The tree has about 45 different species and is found in North America, the Netherlands, and the Eastern part of Canada. The smaller varieties like the Regent Service Berry is small, growing about 6-8 feet in height and 3 feet wide. The more significant varieties like the Cumulus Allegheny and the Apple Service-Berry grow to 25 feet in height, and 10 feet wide. The Service-Berry Tree leaves are shiny, green, and 6 inches in length. The blooms grow in a wide range of colors including orange, pink, white, yellow and red. The leaves on the Service-Berry Tree start off white in early Spring but change to different colors depending on the species. The fruit on the trees are small and resemble blueberries. The berries are quite delicious and can be harvested for jams, jellies, and pies. The Service-Berry Trees grow well in full sunlight and are suitable for providing partial shade. The trees need plenty of water, but the soil should be drained to prevent root rot. The Service-Berry makes the perfect ornamental tree for a small yard. This is a homeowner favorite because of its beautiful qualities.

This is a beautiful tree that can grow up to 35 ft high. This lovely small tree has beautiful flowers in the spring that look amazing near home or in a flower bed. This plant also produces terrific edible berries in the summer that are juicy and sweet. This plant isn’t that drought tolerant but is relatively easy to care for. This plant is native to Eastern America and is very easy to grow and was a prized tree for arrow-making by the Indians. This plant also attracts birds and small mammals. This is a perfect plant for a centerpiece in a flowerbed.

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